Are you having trouble opening the pump for the newest product you bought? Well I have a quick fix for you. Normally you would put your finger on this part of the pump and twist it open, but sometimes they can get really tough to open. Take the pump out of the bottle, rinse off the shaft and dry it. Then you're going to firmly grip the shaft just under the collar of the pump and firmly twist to the right. That will pop the pump open, put the pump back in the bottle and you're ready to use your new product. I hope that helps!
Thank you for this tip. I often have trouble releasing top on soap dispenser. This worked a treat.
If you can’t grip the shaft well to twist the pump, try wrapping a rubber band around the shaft to get a better hold! Thanks so much for this tip. Finally got my shampoo and conditioner open!
Didn’t work for me & I had my husband attempt it w/his strength & still a no go. Pretty frustrating.
After years of frustration with pumps on soaps and lotions finally a solution. It worked! Thank you for making us aware of this fix. Much appreciated.
After washing, drying, and having to use pliers to hold the shaft, the top broke off.
Well THAT didn’t work.
St. Ives, you suck!!! Taking this back to the grocery store for one that opens.
Thank you. I had to soak the plunger in hot water before it would pop.
I think this is a terrific helpful idea. But what is wrong with corporate America that charges us so much for a product we can’t open easily? JMO.
A life time of frustration – resolved! Thank you sooo much.
Thank you so much for this! It’s such a small and simple trick but it helps lots!
Thank you!! Thus is so helpful!
Had this issue with an Alba Botanical pump! Woman, you’re an angel!
Wow! Messy, but it worked. It is annoying to buy the product but not be able to use it. Thank you!
Thank you for saving my sanity!!! FYI for anyone having a tough time holding onto the shaft…I used a silicon pot holder and it held super tight.
Correction on my post.. darn spellcheck! New little trick, not truck.. lol
Thank you so much. I was so aggravated trying to open my brand new expensive lotion..and was dreading shipping it back and waiting for a new one.. your tip was awesome and worked in a flash!! Great learning a new little truck!! Thanks
Well, that saved me about 10 “Our Father”’s and 10 “Hail Mary”’s! Thank you. I seem to always have trouble with Alba Botanical pumps. Do these companies do any user testing? Thanks again.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I can’t tell you how many times a pump bottle became a pour bottle due to a stubborn pump-frustrating!
I tried your method and had instant success with two bottles of newly purchased products. I am sooo grateful that you posted this tip.
Completely useless! this approach was not helpful at all.
I was getting so aggravated trying to get my lotion to pump!!! I’ve tried for awhile..lol but thanks to you, I had it open in seconds.. Thank you, thank you, thank you…
Thank you foe posting this great tip. I purchased a bottle of shower gel at L’Occitane at outlets more than an hour away. Tried to open the pump and no matter what I did it would not open. Thought I was out of luck then found your video. I tried it and worked like a charm! This was ao helpful!! 👍😉
Thank you so much! I was so frustrated and tried everything I could think of. I even had my husband try. I first read your explanation, and it worked immediately!! Then I came back and watched your video, just to watch it :) Many, many thanks! I will remember this FOREVER!!
Many thanks, two old pensioners were stumped, now we know how to do it!